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Estrogen Levels

Estrogen is the primary sex hormone that is produced by the ovaries. This hormone is responsible for sexual development in girls, controls the growth of the uterine lining, and regulates glucose metabolism and body weight. As a result, a rise or fall in estrogen levels can result in various symptoms.

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Please explain if having sex will cause belly fat and sagging breasts.

Query: Hi doctor, Does having sex increase estrogen hormone? Will it result in belly fat and sagging breast in women? Is it true or a myth? Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to All these are false beliefs and let me explain it to you. Whether you have sex or not any lady who puts on weight will have sagging of breast, belly fat, and increase of hormone estrogen. When you have sex, only testosterone hormone is increased in females, which gives a...  Read Full »

I need some advice to start HRT for male to female transition.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old transwoman. I am looking forward to start HRT. I need some advice from you to start on HRT for male to female transition. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Do you need to know what medications to be taken for HRT (hormone replacement therapy)? 2. Do you like to know about the fitness or investigations before starting HRT? Or are you asking for the safety? Do let me know what you want to know exactly.   Read Full »

Why am I not having much bleeding during periods?

Query: Hello doctor,I am in my periods, but this is the first time I am facing this problem. It is my third and fourth day. I am not bleeding much, just a little. Is it a matter of concern?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From you short history, the only significant finding is your weight. A minimum of 30 lbs/inch2 of BMI(body mass index) is needed to have periods. The normal fat in the body is gradually converted to hormones and further support the growth of the follicles, the uterus...  Read Full »

Is it normal for the testicles to shrink?

Query: Hello doctor, I am asking on behalf of my husband. He is 31 years. He is 5.11 feet in height and weighs about 180 lbs. He is an overall healthy man. He had a huge testicle on one side, whereas the other one is in regular size. He never thinks much of it and says they are pretty much like that for...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Abdul Nasir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, I would like to say that it is very commendable that your husband is as much aware of his testicle. Usually, people do not notice the difference in the size of testicles unless it is very significant. I believe that difference would have been significant i...  Read Full »

My girlfriend suffers from PCOD. Is taking COCD harmful?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend had irregular periods and USG pelvis showed PCOD. So, she is taking COCP. In spite of taking the drug properly, she missed her period this month. Is anything wrong with her? What to do now? Does she need to continue the drug? Or should she stop it? I heard that COCP may caus...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) is absolutely safe for her. It does not cause cancer (low dose COCP). Just check the content of COCP which she is taking. If dose of Estrogen (Ethinyl estradiol) is 20 or 30 mcg, she can safely continue the medicine. In fact, COCP i...  Read Full »

Why do I get more vaginal discharge while on patch contraception?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on the Evra patch contraception. My problem is I am experiencing irregular and high volume of discharge while using the patch. And, when I stop using the patch the discharge becomes normal. What could be the possible cause for this issue?  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you are taking patch as contraception, it is a combination of synthetic estrogen and progesterone. Both can affect the normal vaginal secretions in combination. In normal menses, during the first 14 days only estrogen is secreted by the body. In the second 14 days...  Read Full »

Will the FET transfer cycle occur if sex hormones drop?

Query: Hello doctor, I have done a FET transfer cycle before ten 10 days. My hCG pregnancy test is tomorrow. Are nine days too early to test? My other real concern is that on the day of transfer, my estrogen levels were 223, and progesterone was >40.0. Before four days my estrogen levels were 106 and pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Sree Gouri. S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, the levels of estrogen and progesterone will increase from early pregnancy to the third trimester. But often there will be some range of the hormones according to the gestational age. Though the levels of hormones little decreased in your case, they are stil...  Read Full »

How can I lower my high prolactin and estrogen levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking steroids for bodybuilding. I take the tablet Trenbolone 200 mg every week. I have attached my liver, cholesterol, and prolactin test reports. Please look at my bloodwork because my prolactin and estrogen levels are high. What can I take to balance them? I do not want to cra...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You appear to have slight hyperprolactinemia and hypercholesterolemia from the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The raised estrogen level will get corrected once you stop taking anabolic steroids. I suggest you can stop taking...  Read Full »

What happens in the perimenopausal stage?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is a 49-year-old female. She feels tired and weary of getting more blood loss during periods, and there has been more pain in the last two days. This year, it is the third time of getting more frequent blood during the periods. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance, as your mother is in the perimenopausal stage. Get your pelvic ultrasound to see the endometrial thickness and get D and C (Dila...  Read Full »

Will Progestin medication for endometriosis result in hormone variation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I am taking 0.5 mg Dienogest orally twice daily. I am diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, exercise-induced asthma, and suspected endometriosis. I have had a lot of trouble talking to a doctor where I live who is knowledgeable about endometriosis. I thus ...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. The symptoms you have described are typically suggesting of pelvic endometriosis. Dienogest is a hormone that suppresses the symptoms and prevents excess endometrial growth.  Read Full »

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